Thursday, October 02, 2014

More Walking (I Hope!)

I'm finally in my last semester of library school, just two more months! Life's busy, and seems to be getting busier, but, as always, I don't like having that as an excuse for improving my health and fitness! So, I'm trying to be more conscious about getting more steps in, taking more walk breaks. I'm not in shape enough to do the October 18th 5K as I'd hoped, so I'm  keeping my eyes opens for 5Ks in central North Carolina in 2015. Any recommendations?

Meanwhile, I've watched a bit of this season's The Biggest Loser, a show with which I have a love/hate relationship. I keep looking for some nuggets of inspiration, whether in the gym or in the kitchen. I don't know what I think about this new batch of trainers, but it's different. I think Bob's "Comeback Canyon" is a nice addition to the show this season.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hitting the Reset Button

After putting in a distance PR a couple of Sundays ago, I hit a week of the blahs, where I felt extra tired and rundown, but continued to slog through work and summer school, exhausted but feverless. So, day before yesterday, I got back into exercise with a very slow mile. I'm still a bit weary, but am feeling a little bit better. Summer school is still ever present, but only for two more weeks.

Meanwhile, I signed up for the Chocolate Party 5K in Cary in early September. It will definitely be a walk, but it's a (re)start, right?! After poking around the website, I decided it looks like a relaxed race, one where I don't need to worry about my time (thank goodness!).

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Distance PR for 2014!

Crane Resting in Swift Creek
This morning, George and I walked with the Triangle Turtles and Hares group on the Swift Creek Greenway in Cary, and it was my longest distance of the year! It was a warm morning, but it felt really good to complete 2.67 miles in an hour. It was a slow pace today, but my training is a work in progress!

One of the highlights of the walk was spotting a crane in the creek. It's a prettier bird than this photo makes it out to be.

Friday, May 30, 2014

More Walking

I've been doing more walking lately, thanks to my newish Fitbit. It's quite motivating to try to increase my steps! (Some days and weeks are better than others, of course.) I've been able to work my distance up to a mile at times, so time will tell if I can keep working up to a 5K (3.1 miles).  I sure hope so! Life is busy, but I've gotta keep on walking!

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